Theresa May should give Netanyahu a piece of her mind – Thatcher would have


A hundred years after the Balfour declaration that established a pathway to a Jewish state, the prime minister should acknowledge its role in Palestinian suffering

He has not yet confirmed that he is coming. But having warmly described Theresa May’s invitation to visit Britain to commemorate the centenary of the Balfour declaration as “speaking volumes” about the UK-Israel relationship, the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is unlikely to pass up the opportunity.

Cemec 1aThe anniversary of Arthur Balfour’s letter to Lord Rothschild announcing that “His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” will be seen in very different ways. For many Israelis it is a…

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